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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our interpretation of a legendary style is not for the timid. Strong, assertively hoppy and dangerously seductive. A skillful blend of three premium barley malts with generous amounts of Northern Brewer and Cascade Hops creates a special ale to satisfy even the most demanding palate.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Hoppyiness at an arm’s length with a fruity nose right behind. Light brown-orange in color with a nice off white head. Good carbonation. Full hoppyiness on the taste buds followed by a dry ending. Ow, I like that. This profile keeps improving right to the bottom of the glass. Dryer and dryer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Orange colored, white head; typical IPA look. Grassy, fruity, citrus; fading somewhat, seems to be a little older bottle. Not the best IPA, drinkable, but there are many better options. Since it says formerly brewed it may not even be available anymore. Had this in ~2010.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On tap at Detroit airport Online Cafe. Golden pour, white head. Insane amounts of lacing on the glass. Citrus aroma, nicely hopped, moderate malty sweetness balanced toward bitter but not too far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. easily MBC’s best offering. pretty solid IPA with good blend of hops. I actually miss this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 5, 2012
12oz bottle from orphan corner, pours a hazy dark orange with off white head. Decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus mostly. The flavor comes across as citrus in nature. Pretty good IPA not overly bitter with hops. Has nice flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours hazy golden and copper with a small white head. Nose smells like overripe oranges and other citrus fruits, not much pine or other bitter smells though. Taste is rather bitter though, a little bit of sweet, but the flavor seems to be the best this thing has going for it. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, thin body and a long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (844) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
bottle. Poured cloudy orange with sediment, average off-white head. Nice hop aroma, citrusy and grassy. Thick creamy mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Malt flavour with expected grapefruit and piney hop notes. Tart sticky finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1900) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma wafts between caramel and pine hops. Pours a hazy orange amber with a head cover of globules and big sheets of lace. The taste is as advertised - lots of hops taking over a nice roasted caramel malt. The hops, though not particularly strong, linger long after the finish. Goes well with spicy food (especially Taco Bell). Too bad about the 7% abv; otherfwise it is a candidate for session drinking. Recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
355ml bottle from variety pack. Not much scent... You can smell some hops. Pours golden brown (Lovibond 10) and mostly opaque. Small head, mostly lace. Lots of particles floating around! wonderful grapefruit tang but not so much bitterness as their mackinac pale ale which was slightly better in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (924) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is good, hops come through, but is not overpowering. Taste is mild for an ipa these days, but that is what I like about it. Finishes smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
T rahis beer is making a couple hour layover in DTW much more pleasant. The seven percent alcohol is a nice bonus but getting an actual good local beer in an airport is truly refreshing. Slightly cloudy orange with a thin white head and patchy lace. Nose is mild but with a nice fresh and fruity hop character. Flavor though is rich and hoppy, on the sweet side but nicely bitter in the finish. There is a slight iced tea like astringency and a bit of fruity yeast character as well. Texture is a bit on the heavy side but this offers up enough flavor to take your time on it.


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